This tutorial was written by Dianna Richards of Digicats (and Dogs)/Di Before Dawn Tutorials. Any resemblance to any other tutorial, published or unpublished, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.
Please do not rebroadcast, redistribute or otherwise claim this tutorial or any part there of as your own work.
Items you will need to complete this project:
The Steampunk Victoria taggers kit by Wishing on a Starr which is a PTU kit available at Scrappetizing.com.
Tube or tubes of choice. I am using the Charlie Cookie by Sinful Mindz, which is included in the kit.
Mask of choice. I am using the Gear mask by Nik's Scripts & Scraps which is part of her PSP Masks Mega Pack.
Font(s) and/or alpha of choice. I am using Century Gothic which is a windows system font and the Corrugated alpha by Elyane Araujo.
Note that H# and V# refer to Horizontal and vertical coordinates on your canvas grid. Make sure you have View, Rulers checked in order to see the ruler grid.
When I say "Add to your canvas" I expect that you will copy and paste it as a new layer, unless otherwise state in the tutorial.
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP. It was written using PSP X3, but should work in PSP 8 and up.
To begin, open a new raster layer canvas, 800 x 800 pxl, flood fill white.
Open paper of choice I am using Steampunk Victoria Papers001 (12). Layers -> Load/Save Mask -> Load mask from Disk. I am using Nike's Gear. Make sure the "Fit to Canvas" button is checked, then click on load.
Edit -> Copy Special -> Copy Merged and add to main canvas, centered.
Open Steampunk Victoria Elements 001 (11) and add to main canvas, centered at H300, V300.
Open Steampunk Victoria Elements 001 (13) and add to main canvas, centered at H550, V550.
Open Steampunk Victoria Elements 001 (25) and add to main Canvas, centered.
Open Steampunk Victoria Elements 001 (6) and add to main canvas, centered.
Open sm-CGUcharlie2-1, copy and add to main canvas, centered at H140, V600.
Open sm-CGUcharlie2-5, copy and add to main canvas, centered at H660, V610.
Open sm-CGUcharlie2-4, copy and add to main canvas, centered at H400, V500.
Click on Raster 5 the frame layer. With you magic wand, click anywhere outside the frame area to select. (I am using Tolerance: 4 and Feather: 5, Replace - RBG Value, Contiguous and Anti-alias.)
With the area still selected click on Raster 6, Raster 7 and Raster 8 in sequence and press your delete key . This gets rid of the extra parts of the posers not in the frame.
Selection -> Select none.
Right click on Raster 5 -> Arrange -> Bring to top.
Open Steampunk Victoria Elements 001 (24), resize to 90%, and add to main canvas centered at H400, V600.
Click on Raster 4 to activate. Open Steampunk Victoria Elements 001 (63), resize to 90%, and add to main Canvas, centered at H250, V340.
Click on Raster 9 to activate. Open Steampunk Victoria Elements 001 (21), resize to 35%, and add to main canvas, centered at H5353, V200.
Image -> free rotate -> rotate left 28 degrees.
Open Steampunk Victoria Elements 001 (40), resize to 65%, and add to main canvas centered at H625, V575.
Starting with Raster 2, and working upward, add a drop shadow of choice to each of the elements in you tag. I am using offsets, vertical and horizontal of 5 each, opacity of 75, blur of 15 and color of very dark brown (#251405).
On the materials pallet, set your foreground color to transparent and your background color to black (#000000).
Using font of choice, add copyright to the tag. For the Charlie Cookies, that information is (c)Sinful Mindz www.SinfulMindz.com You can also add the background and tagged by information at this point.
I am using Century Gothic, 4 points, bold and centered and fit my text to path to match the inside of the masked paper.
You can now save the artist's copy of your tag as a .pspimage file.
Using font or alpha of choice, add name of choice to tag. I am using the Corrugated alpha by Elyane Araujo, and have my name centered at H250, V600. Actual location will vary depending upon the size of the font or alpha you are using as well as the length of the name.
Add a matching drop shadow to the name.
Drop the White background layer and merge visible. Resize to 75% (600 x 600 pixels) and save as a .png file and you're all done!
Note that if you are planning on using the tag on Facebook, you may wish to save it as a .jpg as Facebook does not handle .pngs well.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you should have a problem, please feel free to E-Mail Me and I'll be happy to help you out.